| The Department currently has more than 50 volunteers in charge of the care, feeding and cleaning of the first colonies of the municipality | The Los Alcázares City Council has promoted the Municipal Management and Control Plan for Feline Colonies from the Department of Animal Welfare.
This plan consists of the installation of the application of the well-known CER method (Capture, sterilization and return).
The sterilization of feral cats is necessary to avoid problems such as excessive procreation that causes excessive growth of colonies, the spread of diseases, traffic accidents, conflicts between the animals themselves and minimizing the inconvenience that they may cause to the neighbors. Along with this initiative, the Council is also working on the approval in the coming months of a new Animal Welfare Ordinance that, in the words of the Area's Delegate Councilor, Antonio López Campoy, "has the consensus and participation of volunteers, associations for the protection and defense of animals and other political groups ".
He also adds "it was a priority for this Government Team to implement actions aimed at improving animal welfare in our municipality and I believe that we are doing so in record time.
We are even distributing more than 500 kilos of feed per month so that the bulk of the economic expense does not have to fall on the protectors and the volunteers ". The Department already has a group of more than 50 volunteers who are taking care of the care, feeding and cleaning of the first colonies that are being launched through the City Council. The mayor, Mario Cervera, wanted to highlight that, "we have allocated a significant investment to the care of animals for the first time in the history of Los Alcázares and as far as possible we will increase that amount in future years to carry out the correct control and management of the colonies, and thus, in the same way, have satisfied volunteers and neighbors ".
Source: Ayuntamiento de Los Alcázares